Description Stad Amsterdam
Newbuilt 1997 - 2000
• Client City of Amsterdam, Randstad Holding
• Main Contractor Damen Shipyards
• Main Contractor for rigging Shipowner Rederij Clipper Stad Amsterdam
Rigging Master Richard Tefsen
• Subcontractors Rigging Verhoef BV, United Baltic Sails, Mennens Amsterdam
Ording Blockmakers, Slo-Rid BV
• Duration of project June 1997 – May 2000
• Location National Nautical Museum Amsterdam,
Damen Oranjewerf Amsterdam
Clipper Stad Amsterdam was designed by Gerard Dijkstra NA who modelled her after the mid-19th century frigate Amsterdam, but she is not a replica. A major difference is that the hull is made of steel. The owners call the ship a "modern extreme clipper in historical perspective", meaning that the construction method is a combination of the best qualities of clippers of the past, outfitted and built with modern techniques but with a classic 'look and feel'.
Even though she was not built as an extreme clipper, it is popular to call all clippers "extreme" because of the popular conception of speed. She is a very fast ship, with 15 knots being a normal speed. She won the 2001 Cutty Sark Tall Ships' Races.
The building of the hull in 1997/98 was carried out as a work experience project for the unemployed (metalworking and welding).
The ship was first presented to the public at the 2000 edition of SAIL Amsterdam. During the 2005 edition of the event she was the flagship.
The ship is used for sail-training and as a charter-ship for guests. The crew originates mostly from the Netherlands and Denmark and always consists of many nationalities. The official language on board is English. The home port of Clipper Stad Am,sterdam is Amsterdam.
In September 2009 Stad Amsterdam was refitted to accommodate a televised research expedition, tracing the second voyage of HMS Beagle (1831–1836). The ship re-sailed the route of the Beagle in approximetely 8 months while collecting information to allow comparison between Charles Darwins Beagle observations and the current ones.
General characteristics Stad Amsterdam
- Amsterdam, The Netherlands
- Damen Shipyards 1997-2000
- Rederij Clipper Stad Amsterdam
- 723 GRT
- 78,00 m
- 4,80 m
- 31 sails
- 17 knots
- 2012; 1997 - 2000